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Posted on 6/1/2015 by Barbara Etzel in Conservancy

Cinema LIC June 25 – King Kong (the original); July 23 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s; August 7 – ET; August 20 – When Harry Met Sally; and September 19 – Annie Hall

King Kong is a 1933 American film that opened in New York City on March 2, 1933 to rave reviews. The movie is about a gigantic, prehistoric, island-dwelling ape called Kong who dies in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman. In 1991, it was deemed “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It was remade in 1976 and in 2005.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a 1961 American romantic comedy film. It starred Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a naïve, eccentric café society girl. It also starred George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. It is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote.

 Breakfast at Tiffany’s won two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Moon River”. The film was also nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed “E.T.”, who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.

The move was released on June 11, 1982 by Universal Pictures and was a blockbuster, surpassing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to become the highest-grossing film of all time. It held that record until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993.

When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. They meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, and the story follows them through 2 years  of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts such as the high-maintenance girlfriend and the transitional person.

Columbia Pictures released the film in a few select cities, letting positive word of mouth generate interest, and then gradually expanding distribution over subsequent weeks. When Harry Met Sally… grossed a total of US$92.8 million in North America.

King Kong, on Thursday, June 25 will be shown at Gantry State Park. 

Annie Hall tells the story of comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and the rise and fall of his relationship with struggling nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Speaking directly to the audience in front of a bare background, Singer reflects briefly on his childhood and his early adult years before settling in to tell the story of how he and Annie met, fell in love, and struggled with the obstacles of modern romance, mixing surreal fantasy sequences with small moments of emotional drama.

Movies will be shown at the Oval at Hunter’s Point Park (by LIC Landing).

The movies will begin at sunset.

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